#20 – Two For The Price Of One

Genetic mutations happen.  They’re a vital part of evolution, after all.  But outside of the presence of nuclear radiation or a heaping helping of incestuous breeding, they’re still very, very rare.  Particularly something so out of the ordinary that you’d likely find it on Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.

Well, believe THIS or not.  That squirrel in the photo you see above has two tails.

Count them.  One, two!

Now the question is….. is it live, or it is Memorex?

Let’s take a look at a few other photos of this same squirrel…..

Photo number one.  Definitely seems to be only one tail present.

You can’t really see the tail in the second photo…. but if there were two tails, it’d be hard for him to hide them both!

Photo three is more blurry than the first two, but you can just make out the curve of his tail, thought the inner fur really blends in with the bark of the tree.  Or is the tail actually transparent?

The fourth photo is the same one I led off with above.  Two tails, plain as day!

And if you don’t buy it there….

Here’s a fifth photo showing the very same thing…. two tails!

No, they’re not identical photos either.  If you look at them in a photo viewer and switch back and forth between them, you’ll notice the “twin tails” are in slightly different positions.  Meaning if this were an illusion…. it fooled my camera TWICE!

A mirage of dim light and slow shutter speed on a wagging tail, or a true freak of nature?  That’s for the viewer to decide.  As for me, well, all I can say is this very special dude’s my 20th favorite Saturday Squirrel of All Time!


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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11 Responses to #20 – Two For The Price Of One

  1. a lot of people dream about having such a special equipment ;O)))

  2. Rivergirl says:

    It’s odd you post this because last week I swore I saw something similar. It wasn’t as pronounced as this one, more like one long tail and a second shorter piece. But it was bizarre..

    • With how into squirrel watching as I was then, I have to think if it really had two tails, I’d have spotted it without the camera… but I’d guess it’s always possible. Maybe bitten off by an angry woodchuck?

  3. noelleg44 says:

    Amazing. What a special squirrel!

  4. Freak of nature…squirrels? That’s just a rhetorical question, right?

  5. draliman says:

    Surely he’d lose balance with two tails…

  6. We can blame it on global warming…..everything else unusual is being blamed on it, why not a squirrel with two tails?


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